2009/2010 Recaps

Boston Celtics 96, Orlando Magic 84

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 96-84 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which ended their season. Dwight Howard scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, but Paul Pierce and Ray Allen proved to be too much for Orlando to handle, combining for 51 points and 7 three-pointers.

Orlando Magic 113, Boston Celtics 92

A recap of the Orlando Magic's decisive defeat of the Boston Celtics, 113-92, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which brings Orlando to within 1 game of Boston. Jameer Nelson scored 24 points and handed out 5 assists, continuing to lead Orlando with inspired play in the pick-and-roll.

Orlando Magic 96, Boston Celtics 92 (OT)

OPP recaps the Orlando Magic's 96-92 overtime win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which helped Orlando avoid a sweep. Dwight Howard scored 32 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, and blocked 4 shots, while Jameer Nelson scored 23 points and hit two huge three-pointers in overtime to key Orlando.

Boston Celtics 94, Orlando Magic 71

A recap of the Orlando Magic's decisive 94-71 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which puts them in a 3-0 hole from which no team in NBA history has ever recovered.

Boston Celtics 95, Orlando Magic 92

A recap of the Orlando Magic's crushing 95-92 loss to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. Orlando now faces a 2-0 series deficit and must win 4 of the next 5 games if it hopes to advance to its second consecutive NBA Finals. The series now shifts to Boston.

Boston Celtics 92, Orlando Magic 88

The Boston Celtics' perimeter duo of Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined for 47 points, leading the Celtics to a 92-88 win over the Orlando Magic in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. OPP recaps the action here.

Orlando Magic 98, Atlanta Hawks 84

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 98-84 series-clinching win over the Atlanta Hawks. Vince Carter scored 22 points and was one of 3 Magic players to make 4 four three-pointers. Orlando advances to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive season.

Orlando Magic 105, Atlanta Hawks 75

A recap of the Orlando Magic's decisive 105-75 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3, in which they took a 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. Rashard Lewis scored 22, while Dwight Howard added 21 points with 16 rebounds as the Magic continued their mastery of the Hawks. Jamal Crawford scored 22 points in a valiant effort off Atlanta's bench.

Orlando Magic 112, Atlanta Hawks 98

The Orlando Magic battled back against a motivated Atlanta Hawks team that executed quite well, and overwhelmed it with tight D in the fourth quarter, winning by a final score of 112-98. Ben Q. Rock recaps the action here.

Orlando Magic 114, Atlanta Hawks 71

Ben Q. Rock recaps the Orlando Magic's dominant 114-71 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series. Orlando ran its offense through Dwight Howard whenever possible and got great results against an Atlanta team that cannot hope to match up against him. Josh Smith scored 14 to lead the Hawks.

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Orlando Magic 99, Charlotte Bobcats 90

A recap of the Orlando Magic's series-clinching win over the Charlotte Bobcats, 99-90, which sends the Magic to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the third straight season and gives them their first sweep in a best-of-seven series in franchise history. Vince Carter scored 21 to lead the Magic.

Orlando Magic 90, Charlotte Bobcats 86

A recap of the Orlando Magic's win over the Charlotte Bobcats, 90-86, to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Jameer Nelson scored 32 points and Marcin Gortat drained the clinching free throws for the Magic. Stephen Jackson scored 19 points on 18 shots for Charlotte, which hosted a playoff game for the first time in franchise history.

Orlando Magic 92, Charlotte Bobcats 77

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 92-77 win over the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series, which gave Orlando a 2-0 series lead. Vince Carter led a balanced Magic offensive attack with 19 points. Stephen Jackson led Charlotte with 27 points, but committed 7 of its 21 turnovers, which really hurt its cause.

Orlando Magic 98, Charlotte Bobcats 89

A recap of the Orlando Magic's hard-fought win against the Charlotte Bobcats, 98-89, in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series. Jameer Nelson scored 32 points to lead Orlando.

Orlando Magic 125, Philadelphia 76ers 111

A recap of the Orlando Magic's season-ending win over the Phialdelphia 76ers, 125-111, on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010.

Orlando Magic 118, Indiana Pacers 98

A recap of the Orlando Magic's thorough deconstruction of the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, 118-98, which featured 7 players scoring in double figures.

Orlando Magic 98, Cleveland Cavaliers 92

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 98-92 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game that obviously meant a lot more to the Magic than it did to the Cavs. Dwight Howard had a monstrous game, with 22 points 13 rebounds, 3 assists, and 6 blocks for Orlando. Cleveland rested LeBron James and didn't play leading scorers Mo Williams or Antawn Jamison in the 4th period.

Orlando Magic 118, New York Knicks 103

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 118-103 win over the New York Knicks on Friday, April 9th, 2010. The game featured 65 three-point attempts between the two teams, just 4 shy of the all-time record. Vince Carter and Dwight Howard scored 25 apiece for Orlando, while Danilo Gallinari scored 28 for New York.

Orlando Magic 121, Washington Wizards 94

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 121-94 blowout of the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, which featured several highlight-reel plays. Dwight Howard contributed 17 points, 10 boards, and 3 blocked shots, while the Magic's bench poured in 65 points and 10 three-pointers.

Orlando Magic 107, Memphis Grizzlies 92

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 107-92 defeat of the Memphis Grizzlies on Easter Sunday, 2010. Orlando has now beaten every other team at least once this season. Vince Carter scored 26 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and dished 6 assists to lead the victors in a physical, hard-fought game.

San Antonio Spurs 112, Orlando Magic 100

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 112-100 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 43 points to keep San Antonio afloat despite Tim Duncan's first-half foul trouble, while the Magic simply could not get enough stops down the stretch to steal a game at the AT&T Center.

Orlando Magic 97, Dallas Mavericks 82

The Orlando Magic, on three days' rest, blitzed the Dallas Mavericks, on the second night of a back-to-back, on Thursday night by a 97-82 final. Mickael Pietrus made all 6 of his three-pointers and scored 24 points to lead Orlando, which also got 17 points, 20 boards, and 5 blocked shots from Dwight Howard. Dallas shot just 38.3% for the game, never working itself into an offensive rhythm.

Orlando Magic 103, Denver Nuggets 97

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 103-97 win over the Denver Nuggets on March 28th, 2010. J.J. Redick filled in for Vince Carter, who sprained his right big toe in the game's opening two minutes, by contributing 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists. Denver led by as many as 11 despite inefficient nights from superstars Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups, who managed 44 points on 42 shots.

Orlando Magic 106, Minnesota Timberwolves 97

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 106-97 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, which featured another monster performance from Dwight Howard, as well as Ryan Anderson's triumphant return to the rotation.

Atlanta Hawks 86, Orlando Magic 84

A recap of the Orlando Magic's 86-84 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night, which ended when Atlanta's Joe Johnson dunked-in Joe Johnson's missed shot at the buzzer. It's Orlando's second loss on such a play this season.

Orlando Magic 109, Philadelphia 76ers 93

A recap of the Orlando Magic's at-times ugly and frustrating win over the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-93, on Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Rashard Lewis led all scorers with 24 points, while Dwight Howard's 23 points and 15 boards helped secure Orlando's 50th win of the year.

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